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Montgomery County Strengthens Commitment to Veterans with First Clinic

For Immediate Release: Friday, September 16, 2016

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett will be joined by County, State, and Federal officials for the official ceremony to redevelop space for a new County Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC). The ceremony will be held Monday, September 19, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at 15810 Gaither Drive in Gaithersburg.

It will be the first Department of Veterans Affairs community clinic in Montgomery County offering health care services to the more than 44,000 veterans living in the area.

The newly renovated building space will offer 11,600 square feet with room for primary-care and mental-health clinics as well as space for tele-health, patient education, hearing aid fittings and specialty care.

Expanding health care access to Veterans in Maryland is a high priority for the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center, which operates five other community clinics in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

The CBOC is scheduled to open in December 2017 and will be a welcomed addition for veterans in the community. The County’s CBOC will have ample parking and is in close proximity to the Shady Grove Metro Station and the Ride On bus #43.

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Release ID: 16-439
Media Contact: Ohene Gyapong 240 777 6507